Wo Eltern sich so richtig austoben – aus dem Alltag einer unerschrockenen Kindergarten-Mutter »Elternabend oder Darmspiegelung? Vor die Wahl gestellt würde ich lieber zum Arzt gehen!« Benni-Mama weiß, wovon sie spricht: Intrigen und Korruption, Mobbing und Machtspiele kommen nicht nur unter Managern vor. Wo Jungs- und Mädchenmütter, Erzieher der alten Schule und Kuschelpädagogen sich auf kleinen Stühlen zum Elternabend treffen, um einen Laternenumzug zu organisieren oder den biologisch korrekten Speiseplan zu erörtern, fliegen die Fetzen. Benni-Mama packt aus. »Die einzig vernünftigen Menschen in einem Kindergarten sind die Kinder.« Ein herrlich komisches Buch für alle Fans von »Frau Freitag« und den »Elternkrankheiten«.
Ghost Town at Sundown
Author: Mary Pope Osborne
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
The #1 bestselling chapter book series of all time celebrates 25 years with new covers and a new, easy-to-use numbering system! Is this town HAUNTED? Jack and Annie wonder when the Magic Tree House whisks them to the Wild West. But before they can say "Boo!" they rush headlong into an adventure filled with horse thieves, a lost colt, rattlesnakes, and a cowboy named Slim. Will Jack and Annie have time to solve the next Tree House Riddle? The answer may depend on a ghost! Did you know that there’s a Magic Tree House book for every kid? Magic Tree House: Adventures with Jack and Annie, perfect for readers who are just beginning chapter books Merlin Missions: More challenging adventures for the experienced reader Super Edition: A longer and more dangerous adventure Fact Trackers: Nonfiction companions to your favorite Magic Tree House adventures Have more fun with Jack and Annie at MagicTreeHouse.com!
Author: Michele Jaffe
Eve, a runaway, finds a new job at a coffee shop on the outskirts of Tuscon. When she's approached by two wealthy teens who claim she bears an uncanny resemblance to their missing cousin Aurora, her life takes a turn for the dark and mysterious. Drawn into a scheme to win Aurora's inheritance, Eve finds herself impersonating the girl, who disappeared three years ago on the night her best friend Elizabeth died. But when Liza's ghost begins to haunt Eve, doing harm to the people close to her under the guise of "protecting" her, Eve finds herself in a nightmare maze of lies and deception that leads her to question even her own identity. She realizes her only chance is to uncover the truth about what happened the night Liza died, and to find Liza's killer - before she's next. This teen thriller by Michele Jaffe will keep readers turning pages well into the night.
WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY BILL BRYSON An outrageously funny spoof about the ascent of a 40,000-and-a-half-foot peak, The Ascent of Rum Doodle has been a cult favourite since its publication in 1956. Led by the reliably under-insightful Binder, a team of seven British men including Dr Prone (constantly ill); Jungle the route finder (constantly lost), Constant the diplomat (constantly arguing) and 3,000 Yogistani porters, set out to conquer the highest peak in the Himalayas.
Author: Louis L'Amour
Dan Killoe--over six feet of tough, raw, lightning fast man. He had a trail heard and a mass of settlers to get across unknown territory to a new land. Then he gave shelter to a stranger being hunted by Felipe Soto, scar-faced leader of the renegade Comancheros. This time Killoe was borrowing more trouble than he wanted to handle.
Britt-Marie Was Here
Author: Fredrik Backman
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
The New York Times bestselling author of A Man Called Ove and My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry “returns with this heartwarming story about a woman rediscovering herself after a personal crisis…fans of Backman will find another winner in these pages” (Publishers Weekly). Britt-Marie can’t stand mess. A disorganized cutlery drawer ranks high on her list of unforgivable sins. She is not one to judge others—no matter how ill-mannered, unkempt, or morally suspect they might be. It’s just that sometimes people interpret her helpful suggestions as criticisms, which is certainly not her intention. But hidden inside the socially awkward, fussy busybody is a woman who has more imagination, bigger dreams, and a warmer heart that anyone around her realizes. When Britt-Marie walks out on her cheating husband and has to fend for herself in the miserable backwater town of Borg—of which the kindest thing one can say is that it has a road going through it—she finds work as the caretaker of a soon-to-be demolished recreation center. The fastidious Britt-Marie soon finds herself being drawn into the daily doings of her fellow citizens, an odd assortment of miscreants, drunkards, layabouts. Most alarming of all, she’s given the impossible task of leading the supremely untalented children’s soccer team to victory. In this small town of misfits, can Britt-Marie find a place where she truly belongs? Funny and moving, sweet and inspiring, Britt-Marie Was Here celebrates the importance of community and connection in a world that can feel isolating.
Author: Ramsey Campbell
Publisher: Tor Books
A bookstore can be a wonderful, welcoming place of both commerce and curiosity. That's the goal for Woody, an American recently transferred to England to run a branch of Texts. He wants a clean, orderly store and lots of sales to show his bosses when they arrive from the States for a pre-Christmas inspection. Not easy given the shop's location in a foggy strip mall. And things keep going wrong. No matter how often the shelves are put in order before the doors are locked at night, when the staff returns in the morning, books are lying all over the floor, many damp and damaged beyond repair. The store's computers keep acting up-errors appear in brochures and ads and orders disappear completely. And even when the machines are turned off, they seem to glow with a spectral gray light. The hit-and-run death of an employee in the store's parking lot marks a turning point. One employee accuses another of making sexual advances and they come to blows. Between one sentence and the next, one loses his ability to read. The security monitors display half-seen things crawling between the stacks that vanish before anyone can find them. Desperate, Woody musters his staff for an overnight inventory. When the last customers reluctantly depart, leaving almost-visible trails of slime shining behind them, the doors are locked, sealing Woody and the others inside for a final orgy of shelving. The damp, grey, silent things that have been lurking in the basement and hiding in the fog may move slowly, but they are inexorable. This bookstore is no haven. It is the doorway to a hell unlike any other. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
The Girl Who Escaped ISIS
Author: Farida Khalaf, Andrea C. Hoffmann
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
"A rare and riveting first-hand account of the terror and torture inflicted by ISIS on young Iraqi Yazidi women, and an inspiring personal story of bravery and resilience in the face of unspeakable horrors. In the early summer of 2014, Farida Khalaf was a typical Yazidi teenager living with her parents and three brothers in her village in the mountains of Northern Iraq. In one horrific day, she lost everything: ISIS invaded her village, destroyed her family, and sold her into sexual slavery. The Girl Who Escaped ISIS is her incredible account of captivity and describes how she defied the odds and escaped a life of torture, in order to share her story with the world. Devastating and inspiring, this is an astonishing, intimate account of courage and hope in the face of appalling violence"--
Author: Catrine Kelty
Publisher: Harvard Common Press
Everyone these days loves the fast-paced, overhead-view cooking videos that appear online and are shared millions of times each day on social media. Food writer Catrine Kelty and photographer Adam DeTour sure do, and together they have created this picture-filled cookbook for their fellow fans—to enjoy, to cook from, or to give as a gift. It’s the perfect book for a visually savvy teen or young adult who’s learning how to cook, and it’s a fantastic resource and companion for cooks of any age who want to up their kitchen game. Each of the book’s 100 recipes has at least 4 step-by-step photographs, making this a new kind of cookbook for the online generation. The book has loads of ideas for recipes that help kitchen newbies learn how to cook and ones that give more-experienced cooks new things to try. It includes easy-to-make grab-and-go breakfasts and lunches, along with nutritious-but-delicious snacks that give you extra energy for after school or after work. There are quick-to-fix dinners for the weekday whirl, plus fancy dinners, as well as awesome party foods, for casual weekends with friends. Not least, there are lots of recipes for sweet things—luxurious cookies, cakes, brownies, blondies, pies, tarts, and more—for readers who want to learn how to bake delicious treats and desserts with ease.
The Mother's Book
Author: Vliet, Elma van Vliet
A journal that gives mothers the opportunity to find the book 'within them' - to answer all those questions that one day it will be too late to ask.
Author: Gary Crew
When toddler Robbie mysteriously falls ill and dies, Sarah--the eldest of the Pratchett children--finds the courage to testify in court against Mama Pratchett on the charge of murder. Simultaneous.